— Latest update: July 2022 —
The Japanese railway market is seen as sophisticated, mature market, with high standards in service and punctuality, which developed in relative isolation from the rest of the world. Entrance to the market is one of patience and tenacity, but the Japanese government’s ambitions to increase the exports of infrastructure including railways, is seen as a trend that might offer business opportunities to EU SMEs, as there will be an increased need for international supplier networks and local expertise. The railway market is rapidly evolving as environmental and sustainability awareness has been increasing around the world and digital technologies as IOT and AI are evolving.
What business opportunities does the Japanese Railway Market offer to EU SMEs?
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